Playing With Affinity Photo

Since I got my Apple iPad I have been looking at alternatives to the staple diet of Lightroom and Photoshop to process my images. Affinity Photo has come up with a strong contender that appears to be a crossbreed on both of those applications.

Sometimes, playing about when you don’t know what you are doing can achieve some pleasing or unusual results. Tonight I was demonstrating some of the features to a friend and colleague when a slip of the pen produced this. Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea but I don’t mind it.

Originally, a brightly lit shot of a stage at Broadbeach that had been erected for entertaining the sparse crowds there during the Commonwealth Games.

Life Is A Beach…. Best Served I The Morning

Known the world over for it’s racy nightlife and amazing beaches, Surfers Paradise has become something of an icon of what is Australia. It is also a place where lessons can be learned. Town planning has allowed massively high towers to be build right along the foreshore. Beautiful they may be, yet they destroy the ambience in the afternoon as their massive bulk casts long shadows across the beach.

Breakfast on”The Deck”

Breakfast on “The Deck” at Turtle Beach Resort , Mermaid Beach on The Gold Coast. This has been my home for the last four months as I have been assisting with preparations for the Commonwealth Games. The plan had been to do a lot of photography and not so much work…As they say, the best laid plans of mice and men.. I ended up with a lot of work and not so much photography. But Hey, it has been a great experience

I Am Sam – A Stranger In The Night

A chance encounter outside a nightclub in Nobbies Beach brought me my next stranger…

I had hitched a ride on the 777 bus heading south from Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.  I had no particular destination in mind, other than to find a place to grab a bite to eat.  I jumped of at Nobby’s Beach to cheek out the possibilities and that is where I found Sam. Sam was doing door duty at a nightclub.  That was his night job….by day Same works at the Apple Store in Robina but his soul is in being creative.

What struck me about Sam was his look of old worldliness.  He could have come from almost any time in the past especially in the setting where I found him. Great guy with a great personality